Summary of Experience
Doreen offers expertly sourced articles on a variety of topics but like most writers, has specific niches where she performs best.
Business: If you are looking for business articles focused on self-employment, work at home or business law, Doreen is the right candidate. Doreen M also has found a niche in calling out work-at-home scams.
Legal: Over the last 10 years, Doreen M has written countless pages of legal content. Whether it is blog posts, website content or newsletter content, she manages to capture even the most recent changes in law that may impact readers.
Financial: Doreen M worked for more than 20 years in the financial services industry. During that time she worked on residential mortgages, commercial mortgages and with preparation of business plans. In addition, she spent more than five years working in the offshore accounting division of a large mutual fund company where she had the ability to expand her extensive knowledge of the stock market.
Doreen provides content that is easily digestible. She has a solid understanding of how to break down complicated financial, legal and business terms in order to be more "user friendly" for the average Internet reader.
Doreen provides high quality blog posts and website content that require a factual angle without providing a lot of "salesy" information. When you need information to address clients and potential clients that is written in a straightforward manner without a lot of embellishment, Doreen is the writer you want to work with.
Doreen is passionate about her freelance writing. When not busy trying to meet the needs of her clients she spends time with her 10-pound terror Pomeranian.
Doreen also is a committed volunteer. Doreen was a volunteer with the local Boy Scouts chapter for more than 10 years where she served as Regional Secretary. She has been serving as a volunteer with Lions Clubs International for more than eight years, she was on the Board of Directors for National Braille Press and served as a presenter for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) to promote volunteerism to high school students.
Her commitment to literacy and to Lions Clubs International has been further solidified since her diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa which has rendered her legally blind. This however has not stopped her: Doreen continues to work full-time, volunteer when asked and continues to live an extremely independent life in spite of her vision challenges.
George Mason University
10/20/2014 – 2/25/2015
1/1/2000 – 7/1/2000
Certificate in Accounting
Honors and Awards
Doreen was serving as District Governor for the Lions of District 33K Lions during the year Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana. The Lions Club's International Convention in 2006 was scheduled to be held in New Orleans that year. The preparation for these conventions typically take approximately five years and involve extensive planning, fundraising and coordination with Lions Clubs International.
Doreen was part of the committee to move the convention from Louisiana to Boston with less than one year remaining to plan. As part of this effort, Doreen was recognized by the International President, Ashok Mehar for her leadership which led to this award.
International President Certificates of Appreciation
Each year, LCI's President presents a limited number of Presidential Certificates of Appreciation. While each President is free to set their own criteria, LCI describes the selection criteria for the award as: "the awards are generally presented to Lions who have distinguished themselves by particularly noteworthy service". Doreen received this award in 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007.
Melvin Jones Fellowship
Doreen has been a long-time Lions Clubs member. The Melvin Jones Fellowship Award is the highest recognition a Lions Club and a District can bestow upon a member. Doreen received her first Melvin Jones Fellowship in 1999 after winning a bulletin contest conducted by Lions Club International from her local Lions Club.
In 2006, after serving as District Governor for the Lions Clubs of District 33K, Doreen received two additional versions of this award which are known as "Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowships". The description of the award from Lions Clubs International is as follows:
"Lions Clubs worldwide recognize outstanding individuals by bestowing on them an award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones. This award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism."
Lions Clubs International
Doreen is a tireless volunteer. Once her children were grown and on their own she turned her efforts from Scouts to Lions Clubs International. She is currently an active member of the Hot Springs AR Lions Club and a former member of the Franklin (Massachusetts) Lions Club and Holliston (Massachusetts) Lions Club. Doreen has worked tirelessly to help those less fortunate than herself.
In addition to spending hours working with fellow Lions to raise money for worthy causes, Doreen has also devoted significant time to serving on the Board of Directors of Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc. (MLERF), the District 33K (Massachusetts) Lions Eyemobile and the Lazarus Program, she has continued to help others through the programs available for Lions.
Doreen's efforts with MLERF were recognized when her Lions Club presented her with a MLERF Sight Award and she received a MLERF Presidential Award for her efforts in assisting with several (successful) grant submissions.
Doreen also spent several years serving on the board of District 33K Lions Clubs Eyemobile, Inc., a traveling "eye screening" unit that travels all over the communities located in MA Lions District 33K providing free eye screenings.
Doreen has dedicated hundreds of hours to maintaining websites for her local Lions Clubs, the Eyemobile and the Massachusetts Lions Lazarus Fund, a Lions charitable organization dedicated to informing people about the need for organ donation.
Doreen has also volunteered her time to being a "test subject" for low vision specialists at Schepens Eye Institute in Boston MA where they develop technologies that assist those people who have age-related Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa and other low-vision related issues. She has made it her business to learn all about these causes of blindness as well as many others.
First Time Homebuyer's Education Program
Doreen received this designation while working for a real estate financing company. The training was to allow writer to administer education programs to first-time home buyers. This course helped Doreen to educate new home buyers about the potential risks and rewards of homeownership. She has continued to use the information she learned while taking this course to educate new home buyers.